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    #1

    not only to or to not only

    Hi. Shall I put "not only" before "to" or after when using an infinitive: "I want not only to go" or "I want to not only go." Is there any idea?

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    #2

    Re: not only to or to not only

    Of those two, I prefer the first, but in my opinion there is a better, third alternative:

    'I not only want to go to Paris, but I also want to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower.'


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    Last edited by Rover_KE; 09-Jun-2014 at 11:51.

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    #3

    Re: not only to or to not only

    I would add "I want to go not only to Paris but to the top of the Eiffel Tower".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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